Hilo Union Elementary School to serve ‘grab-and-go’ meals starting April 6

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The state Department of Education said Monday that Hilo Union Elementary School on April 6 will become one of the Big Island public schools where parents, guardians or caregivers can pick up a “grab-and-go” meal for all public and charter school students.


The other Big Island schools serving the meals are Kahakai Elementary School in Pahoa, Mountain View Elementary School, Waimea Elementary School, Kohala High School, Konawaena High School, Waiakea High School, Ka‘u High and Pahala Elementary School and Pahoa High and Intermediate School.

Parents or caregivers who pick up a meal must be accompanied by a child, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements.

Breakfast is served from 7:30-8 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m.-noon, Monday through Friday. For food safety, breakfast must be consumed by 10 a.m. and lunch by 2 p.m. the same day it was picked up.


There will be no personal interaction between DOE employees and the community. All meals are placed in containers.

Meals will be located outside the cafeteria, preferably closest to a driveway or natural access point on the campus.

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